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Mother of Pearl Mosaic Tiles

Luméa Mother of Pearl Mosaic Tiles are hand cut square shell pieces laid out on poly fabric backing ready for installation. The three Mother of Pearl species include, White Mother of Pearl, Black Mother of Pearl and Freshwater Mother of Pearl which all have a soft lustre. All are sustainably harvested in line with local environmental laws.

Once the shell squares are grouted into place they offer a luxurious, natural feel to interiors. Luméa shell mosaic tiles are versatile, allowing for thoughtful, creative design.


Key Features
  • Luméa Mother of Pearl shells are sustainably harvested, and carefully monitored at every touch point of the journey from sea to end product
  • Shell is made up of layers of calcium carbonate, making it durable
  • White Mother of Pearl is mostly white with gold, pink iridescent colouring
  • Freshwater Mother of Pearl is mostly white with gold iridescent colouring
  • Black Mother of Pearl is grey and charcoal with white iridescent colouring
  • Comes in two sizes, a small 15mm square, or a larger 25mm square on a 300x300mm poly-fabric backing
  • 10 sheets per m²
  • Buff polish finish
Scope of Use
  • Best used in interior design — wall paneling, tiling or splashbacks
  • Resistant to cold or boiling water — suitable for use in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Must be cut with a diamond blade tile wet saw or dry masonry blade
  • Install with an epoxy adhesive/standard grout
  • Shell mosaic is thinner than standard mosaic so care is needed to get the right volume of adhesive — use a 1.5-2.0mm notched trowel
Limitations on Use
  • Not suitable for exterior use
  • Not suitable for places where intense heat may occur, such as fire surrounds, above oven hobs or on benches
  • As a natural product, shade, pattern and minor size variation are inherent characteristics
  • Not suitable for permanent wet areas
  • Not suitable for salt or chlorine swimming pools
  • Not recommended below the shower line in the shower
  • Use only non-abrasive cleaning products
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • Decorative finish — shell is not combustible
In-Service History

Lumea Shell Mother of Pearl Mosaic tiles have been used for 20 years in luxury hotel bathrooms and lobbies, and commercial and residential interiors.

Other Performance Attributes
  • Heat resistant finish


  • Use only non-abrasive cleaning products — such as Ajax Spray n' Wipe
Product Assurance
Data Sheet: Mosaic Tiles
Other Literature
Lumea Tile and Panel Range

From New Zealand, Ocean Shell is the world’s leading shell materials business — their Luméa range of evocative, iridescent panels and tiles are made from genuine, sustainably harvested shell.

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